costa rica drug bust
The Colombian government announced Tuesday that 116 tons of cocaine had been seized in a month and a half of joint military operations with countries in America and Europe.
Costa Rican authorities seized 4.3 metric tons of cocaine that were hidden in a container with a shipment of ceramic arriving from Colombia, the government reported Sunday.
Costa Rican authorities seized 1.1 metric tons of cocaine and detained six men
The six men captured — five Costa Ricans and one Honduran — were placed under the jurisdiction of the prosecutor's office.
With the help of the United States, Colombia and Costa Rica, the authorities of these countries seek to curb drug trafficking in the region.
Central America is one of the main routes for drugs headed from South America to the United States and Europe.
Much of the drug that arrives in the United States and Europe leaves the producing countries of South America and transits through Central America, including Costa Rica.
The drugs had been concealed in a load of banana pulp.
The intercepted ship was taken to the port of Quepos, in the South Pacific, where the ship was subjected to an inspection.
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